Racking your brain over what to get the boyfriend for Christmas? The man in your life will appreciate these gifts.


Although I enjoy the occasional scruff, it's nice to kiss the cheek of a guy with a clean-shaven face, and the smoother the better. This all-encompassing kit from The Art of Shaving helps prevent what men fear most when grooming: Ingrown hairs, razor burn, tough beard and irritable skin. The four-piece set includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, a brush, and after-shave balm. An added bonus is that these products are unscented and hypoallergenic, to ensure precise, manly results.

4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit, $100.00 at The Art of Shaving, 1528 Walnut Street, Phila., PA.


Innovator. Revolutionary. Icon of inventiveness. These are a few of the words that are used to describe the late Steve Jobs in Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography on the founder of Apple. In a series of forty interviews conducted with Jobs, Isaacson was given unparalleled access to a man who changed the technological future of the world. Now, which man in your life- Mac or PC user- wouldn't want to read up on his story?

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, $35 at Joseph Fox Book Shop, 1724 Sansom Street, Phila., PA.


I can't think of a brand that modernizes classic pieces better than Band of Outsiders, which is why their 100% viscose, knitted tie is the perfect fit for the metro man in your life. Have him pair it with a crisp oxford shirt for a preppy but contemporary look.

Band of Outsiders striped knitted tie, $130 on MrPorter.com.